Join us for our Spring Japan Currents on the global impact of anime and manga!
February 20th, 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Twilight Room at the Moonrise Hotel
6177 Delmar in the Loop
St. Louis, MO 63112
Enjoy a three-panel discussion followed by a quick Q&A session and a lavish reception.
Hiroko Yoda - CEO - AltJapan Co., Ltd.
Hiroko Yoda started AltJapan Co., Ltd., a
Tokyo-based entertainment localization
and translation company, in 2003. She is the author of numerous books, including "Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide." She is also the translator of numerous books on Japanese folklore, including "Introduction to Yokai Culture: Monsters, Ghosts, and Outsiders in Japanese History", and "Japandemionium
Illustrated: the Yokai Encyclopedias of Toriyama Sekien."
Susan Napier - Professor - Tufts University
Susan Napier is a professor at Tufts University in Massachusetts. She is an anime and manga critic and has written several books, including"From Impressionism to Anime: Japan as Fantasy and Fan Cult in the Western Imagination", "Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation", and "Miyazakiworld."
Tony Oliver - Voice Actor, Director, Producer
Tony Oliver was named on IMDB's Top 20 of All Time Anime Voice Actor List. He is best known for his work as the voice of 'Rick Hunter' in Robotech. He helped create "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." Tony's many voice acting credits include, Lupin in 'Lupin the 3rd', Gojyo in 'Saiyuki Reload', Ulquiorra in 'Bleach', Hibiki in 'Vandread', and Harry in 'Gungrave.'
This event is generously sponsored by:
"Japan America Society of St. Louis" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
University of Missouri - St. Louis
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63121-4400